Call for Artists: January/February/March 2021 Rotation at the Three Rivers Gallery & Gifts

Deadline to sign up for the January/February/March rotation has been extended to January 1st.

What you need to know:

  • This Rotation Period is for three (3) months
  • The fee to participate in the Rotation Period is $60.00.
  • 30% commission on all sold items (rotation fee and commission pay for our rent and gallery expenses).
  • All art must be juried in. All art must be original to the artists. 
  • Gallery hours are Wednesday – Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm.
  • Each Artist participating in the Rotation Period must work either one (1) full day, or two (2) half days each month. If you don’t feel comfortable working, your shifts will be covered.
  • If you sign up to work more than 1 day per month for each rotation, your rotation fee will be fully refunded in January. You have to pay the fee first, or your application will not be recorded as complete.

Key Dates:

Art in and out – January 1st, 2nd, and 3rd from 9 am till 2pm
Next art in and out   – March 25th, 26th, and 27th, 2021, from 9 am till 2 pm.

All accepted artists will receive a separate email with links to schedule art in and out and shifts at the gallery.

Safety Precautions

  • Customers are required to wear masks.
  • The Gallery has a table set up with one-time disposable masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer. Disposable gloves are also available in other areas of the gallery. Only Customers wearing gloves will be allowed to touch artists’ items and look through bin prints and cards.
  • No customer will be allowed to try on any jewelry or clothing accessories.
  • A clear plastic barrier is installed at the cash register.

Sign up for the January/February/March rotation

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Call for Artists Extended: September/October Rotation at the Three Rivers Gallery & Gifts

The following information didn’t make it into the August newsletter.

The Gallery is opening September 2nd. The rotation will run 2 months. Art in and Out will be August 28, 29, 30th from 2-5pm.

Next 2 month rotation Art In and Out will be October 30, 31 and November 1st. 

This will give the artists the biggest exposure for Christmas. 

2 months September/October
2 months November/December 
3 month January/February/March 

The deadline to apply for the September/October rotation has been extended till next Monday, August 10th, 2020. Artists who fill out the application form below will receive schedules for Art in and Out and work schedules next week. 

We still keep our fingers crossed that Covid doesn’t attack our plans again. 

Sue Woodworth
Three Rivers Artists Guild
Gallery Co-chair Coordinator
New Artist Jury Coordinator

Extended Call for Artists

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Three Rivers Gallery & Gifts reopening update

Opening the TRAG gallery has been penciled in for September 2nd.   

Thirty-nine TRAG artists have been patiently waiting to fill the gallery to the brim with wonderful creations. Our goal is to follow the Oregon health guidelines in planning the safest environment for our artists and customers. 
We are limiting the number of artists at a time to bring in their art to the gallery over a 3 day period. A skeleton crew will stage the art and ready the gallery for our September 2nd opening.  We will have a mask, glove, and hand sanitizer table at our entrance and will monitor a limited customer flow for social distancing. In planning safety for our artists, some will not be working shifts in the gallery. Those who are at a higher health risk and / or hesitant to be in a more social situation will have their shifts covered by other members. Our hours will be shorter, from 9am – 2pm. 

We will not be celebrating our opening with an Artist reception in these pandemic times. We welcome you to come and see the Gallery changes, view, and possibly purchase your fellow members artwork. 

Sue Woodworth
Holly Kroening
Jeanne Kelly Brown
Three Rivers Artists Guild
Gallery Coordinators

Three Rivers Gallery & Gifts reopening update

Our schedule to reopen is being pushed out at least another 2 weeks.  

Due to COVID 19 and Singer Hill business plans I can share that we need to wait “for a go ahead”. We cannot put any dates in play at this time.      Be glad that our small gallery rooms have fresh new carpet that was installed by Trieste and her wonderful husband Roger. Roger also provided some molding stripes to complete our main room wall hanging area.  We have newly hung 4’x8′ and 2’x 4′ slat wall pieces for hanging pictures on so less wall space will have nail holes. Those came from a great find on Craigslist. I thank my husband for helping Holly and I put those up.  We were offered a great price on a rot iron jewelry display case and thank Sue Thomas and her husband for jumping from their seats immediately to pick it up.  A big thank you to Trieste Andrews who single handedly cleaned our bathroom~!!  Our small (for safety reasons) gallery cleanup/staging crew has just a bit more to pick straighten up.    

We are working on some tags that you can print to be used next to wall 2D and shelf 3D. Hang in there~!! 

Delay of plans is preferable to error. 

Sue Woodworth 
Holly Kroening
Jeanne Kelly-Brown
TRAG Gallery Coordinators

Three Rivers Artist Gallery Reopening August 1st and a Call for Artists!!

It is an exciting time for all of us! TRAG is taking precautionary but steady steps to reopen the gallery on August 1st dependent upon reopening regulations at that time.

Susan Woodworth,  Jeanne Kelly Brown and Holly Kroening will be co-chairing the Gallery and acting as Gallery committee. With our ever present Covid-19 challenges and restrictions in place, we believe it is in the best interest of the Guild and our members’ health to keep the Gallery Committee small.

After much discussion and review here is an overview of the Gallery’s plans and progress so far:

Gallery Renovation

  • A small group of TRAG members – Susan Woodworth, Holly Kroening, Jeanne Kelly Brown, Susan Thomas and Trieste Andrews – recently repainted the Gallery walls including the two small rooms and bathroom. We are also looking into replacing the rugs in the two smaller rooms. The walls are now a wonderful bright white to accent the forthcoming Artwork, and the Gallery is now much more visible as you step into the large room of the café.
  • Plans are also underway for additional signage and decorative items to draw customers’ eyes to the Gallery entrance.
  • Additionally, Yvonne’s has requested the Guild’s Artwork to be installed in all areas of the café. This will give our Artists considerably more space to display and sell their artwork.

Rotation and Hours of Operation

The 1st rotation will be from August 1st through October. Rotations will follow every 3 months with a new call for artists.

Art In: Saturday and Sunday, July 25th and 26th, 2020.
Art Out: Saturday and Sunday, October 24th and 25th, 2020.

Artists will be scheduled every 15 minutes. Artists will be responsible for their own inventory and Art items. We plan to make Art in and out… simple! Masks are mandatory and gloves and hand sanitizers will be made available.

  • The Gallery will follow the opening and hours of the café. If Yvonne’s Cafe is open per Oregon State Covid restrictions/requirements, the Gallery will remain open. If the Cafe is closed – The Gallery is closed. 
  • Hours:  The Gallery’s hours will also follow the Café’s, and will be 7 days a week, 9am – 2pm. Additional events at later hours are currently being discussed.
  • We appreciate that some of our TRAG members may be worried, fearful, and hesitant with a reopening the gallery. This is totally understandable. With that in mind, we are working on a plan to offer Gallery shift coverage for those who are not ready to venture out yet. 

Safety Precautions

  • When the gallery is open for customers, we will have a table set up with one-time disposable masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer. Only Customers wearing gloves will be allowed to touch artists’ items and look through bin prints and cards. Bin prints and cards will all require protective sleeves. No customer will be allowed to try on any jewelry or clothing accessories. 
  • All art displayed for sale must have a visible tag displayed on the front or next to it noting artist, medium and the price. This will prevent customers from handling the piece and turning it over to check price or contact info. 
  • A clear plastic barrier will be installed at the cash register and possibly a portable one for showing customers items in the jewelry cabinets. 
  • In discussions with Yvonne, she is adamant that her customers will be required to wear masks into the cafe to order, take out or wait inside for service. 
  • TRAG is currently looking into the maximum customers allowed inside the Gallery at any given time per Covid regulations. The 6-foot social distancing requirement will be strictly followed and calculated with the Gallery’s own square footage.  

Call for Artists

  • In celebration of the Gallery’s reopening, and the opportunity to install artwork throughout the café, we will welcome any and all artwork from our Guild members. Yes – if you created it and feel like you want to display it – send in your application!
  • The fee is $60 for the 3-month rotation ($20 per month). As before, Artists will receive 70% of each sale; TRAG will receive a 30% commission. 
  • The deadline to sign up for the August/September/October rotation is Sunday, July 19th, 2020.

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Three Rivers Gallery & Gifts Update

On May 24th artists were given the opportunity to pick up their Art at the Gallery inside Singer Hill Cafe. Artists came in at 1/2 hour scheduled times, donning face masks to maintain social distancing, as Sue Woodworth and Holly Kroening helped gather their precious artwork. We are all asking “What next? When will we reopen? Is Singer Hill Cafe opening soon”? The owners of Singer Hill have wanted to sell the café business for quite some time. TRAG keeps in touch with them regularly, and we are delighted that potential new owners and creative business models are all being seriously considered. We are happy to report that all of these options always include the Three Rivers Artist Gallery. The tentative goal is to “possibly” have the Singer Hill Cafe and our TRAG gallery open the first of September 2020. Do we know that for sure – no, but let’s think positively! Be aware that we would need to be compliant with Covid-19 business restrictions and regulations. Our artists need to be thinking of how to display their art, manage their scheduled working time and being with the public. That is just a fact of this new environment we are in. 
The TRAG gallery management will look a bit different as we plan to reopen.  After much consideration ~ I will continue as the Gallery Coordinator. My goal is to be transparent with the workings of the Gallery, and oversee it with a fun, knowledgeable and idea-generating volunteer group.  I am looking to create a new gallery committee where big jobs can be broken down into smaller more manageable tasks. Since Cheri Bosserman is graciously taking over all of TRAG’s financing duties, we will need someone to manage the online scheduling. Holly Kroening will continue to manage our wall art. We are grateful to Vona Adams-Lawrence who has been managing all of the Gallery’s supply needs. Additionally, we need someone to watch over, cultivate and organize each rotation of gallery artists.
We are currently discussing some exciting new options for the Gallery when we reopen. We will continue to evaluate the 2-month versus 3-month gallery rotations. I would like to have 1-2 people dedicated to mentoring new artists regarding paperwork and salesperson skills, as they learn to work in the gallery. We also welcome ideas on the entry look to the Gallery – Something that will catch a person’s eye as they walk into the main room of the café, and a plan to implement it. Under the new management we will also continue TRAG’s “new artist jury committee”. We had our first meeting prior to our new Covid life but will meet again. I strongly see meetings held as zoom conferences or a potential outdoor meeting where we can easily comply with 6-foot distancing regulations. Our health and the accompanying chain of contacts will be a major deciding factor as we “mindfully” carry on from here. 
Does the idea of knowing more about the gallery, making our presence more notable in the community, and sharing and exploring new ideas interest you? I am eager to hear from you. You can contact me at I promise it will be fun and inspiring. There is nothing like art to bring a community together.

Susan Woodworth
Three Rivers Gallery & Gifts Coordinator

COVID-19 update

Due to the health issues surrounding the COVID 19 virus, and in order to protect both our members and customers, the TRAG Gallery will be closed until further notice. Additionally, the April 13th public Guild meeting at the Pioneer Center will also be cancelled. Instead, there will be a virtual Guild meeting about the use of Instagram and Facebook for the artist. All other meetings are subject to further notice. Please take care of yourselves and stay well. Let’s take this opportunity to delve into our passions and do what we love – create art and bring some much needed joy in a time we need it most. 

Trieste Andrews
President, Three Rivers Artist Guild

TRAG Gallery Closed

Updated  3/16 11:25 pm

I am glad to hear from so many of you with questions and  concerns. The choice that Trieste and I made for short hours for the gallery weighted heavily on us. We have NOW decided to keep the gallery closed. No one needs more potential close contacts at this time. Stay home, stay healthy and enjoy the time with your loved ones.  We will be closed at least though  April 1st.      

We will not have Art in/out on the March 28th / 29th as that would bring too many people together. If someone is in need of their art at the end of the month that certainly can be arranged. So sorry to cause more worry and concerns earlier.  

We care about all of you. It is important to us to be part of the solution.

Sue Woodworth
Gallery Co-chair Coordinator
New Artist Jury Coordinator

TRAG Gallery Open / Singer Hill take out meals

This is the TRAG Gallery  3/16/2020 update due to Gov. Brown’s announcement of restaurants closing for take-out only in Oregon. Unfortunately, Singer Hill will be closed as of  Tuesday, March the 17th, 2020,  except for take outs. 

Fortunately, Singer Hill says that the TRAG gallery can stay open on a daily basis. After having discussed with Trieste Andrews the pros and cons…. We shall have “bankers hours” 9am -2pm.

We will have our TRAG sign set out with an open notice on it by the middle door that comes into the cafe. Singer Hill will be kind enough to advise customers who come in for take out orders that they are welcome to browse the gallery while waiting. 

We shall see how this goes and re-evaluate as the days go on. My hope would be that people will have cabin fever and need some place to wander safely for a bit. What better place to wander than our gallery. Art In/out will be the last weekend of March. Work your shifts. Bring in fun work for customers to see. Every sale is important. 

If you have questions or concerns or ideas please feel free to email or call. 

Sue Woodworth
Gallery Co-chair